Advocacy Toolkit

Advocacy Toolkit

“Critically intervene in a way that challenges and changes.”

― Bell Hooks


Advocacy Workshops

Learn how to be a more effective advocate for LGBTQ mental health equity by better understanding the California Public Mental Health System and how/where to engage in change efforts. Learn to articulate the right to LGBTQ affirming and culturally appropriate mental health care. Learn how mental health decisions are made and funding allocated in local communities and practical steps for being a mental health policy advocate.


To request an Advocacy Workshop in your county, email Mandy Taylor at mtaylor@health-access.org


County Policy Matrix Template (PDF)

Local advocates, you can use this matrix to assess the public mental health policies, resources, and needs in your county.



Fact Sheets

You can request printed copies of #Out4MentalHealth fact sheets to hand out at events or provide at your organization’s location. Fill out this form and email mtaylor@health-access.org. We will mail you the requested materials. You can also preview or download all of our fact sheets using the links below.



Knowledge and Skill Building



Additional Advocacy Resources


Government Administration Entities:


Non-Profit Entities